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Reader: Is SCOTUS legitimate?

When the Supreme Court has five members who were placed on the bench more because of political leanings than merit, when the Supreme Court has five members who were appointed by presidents w...

‘Time to unite’ in District 3

To the thousands of registered Democrats in Congressional District 3, it is time to unite. We must remove the right-wing radical, QAnon conspiracist and national embarrassment Lauren Boebert...

If workers unionize, ‘get on with job’

Last weekend was May Day and also International Workers Day - a celebration of laborers and the working classes. How ironic then that at the very same time, the La Plata and Montezuma County...

Song, pledge from ’50s ‘not fantasy’

On April 29, Bill Roberts wrote of the case concerning the Bremerton, Wash., football coach who was fired for praying on the 50-yard line. Roberts spoke of our nation that never did exist in...

Durango needs water-use guidelines

I’m sure none of us are real thrilled about restrictions to our water usage. Most of us aren't thrilled about seeing dry river and lakebeds either. The Durango City Council needs to impose ...

Boebert should work, not tweet

Lauren Boebert has been having a field day, regarding freedom of speech on Twitter. It is her new cause du jour. However, she never has said one word about the states that are banning books ...

Thank God for April

Erasing the chilly and frigid feel from morning air Embracing the warmer days and bidding adieu to the trees standing bare; Placing seeds in the warming soil, Then covering them with care. T...

Turn tables with male sterilization

I am a physician who witnessed the healthcare of women in my training both before and after the legalization of abortion in New York in the 1970s. When abortion was only available to women w...

Mercy wouldn’t accept ER visit

My 81 year-old-husband recently fractured his femur in Canyonlands National Park, about 50 miles from Monticello, Utah. He was transported to the small hospital in Monticello, which is appro...

Make DHS athletics free for students

I am a third-generation native of La Plata County and a Durango High School alumnus. Although I was never a naturally athletic kid, I always enjoyed attending and cheering on my fellow clas...

With wolves, ‘cautious instincts’ return

I enjoy meeting ranchers. They love the land, have strong values, work ethics and a sense of humor. They produce beef, a high quality, satisfying food. Ranchers have legitimate fears, like g...

Reversal of Roe 'could get ugly’

If you are a highly religious woman and have strong feelings against abortion, you are protected and Roe does not hurt you. You may start your family as your God guides you. Whether you are ...
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